The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1033 726 918
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.22% 17.66% 19.45%
As % of the Vendors category 43.85% 35.68% 39.33%
Number of salaries quoted 940 585 817
Average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2356 2035 2334
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.11% 49.49% 49.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2031 1598 1936
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +2 426 £40,000 +6.66% 71
Coventry +4 134 £41,000 +4.45% 19
Warwickshire -2 126 £32,500 -13.33% 20
Staffordshire -6 77 £35,000 -6.66% 19
Worcestershire +6 54 £34,000 -11.68% 15
Solihull -8 50 £37,500 +29.31% 9
Wolverhampton +4 36 £35,000 +1.44% 9
Shropshire +3 34 £31,000 +40.90% 1
Dudley -3 15 £27,500 -26.66%
Walsall -1 12 £32,500 - 5
Herefordshire -2 12 £30,000 +20.00% 1
West Bromwich +7 8 £58,500 +108.92% 2
Halesowen -1 2 £25,500 -23.88%
Brierley Hill - 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 867 (38.81%) MS Excel
2 865 (38.72%) SQL Server
2 865 (38.72%) Windows
3 812 (36.35%) SQL
4 711 (31.83%) .NET
5 640 (28.65%) C#
6 500 (22.38%) ASP.NET
7 474 (21.22%) Active Directory
8 462 (20.68%) VMware
9 385 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
10 384 (17.19%) HTML
11 361 (16.16%) JavaScript
11 361 (16.16%) CSS
12 344 (15.40%) Microsoft Certification
13 341 (15.26%) MS Office
14 334 (14.95%) SharePoint
15 318 (14.23%) ITIL
16 307 (13.74%) MVC
17 301 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 298 (13.34%) MS Exchange
19 273 (12.22%) Citrix
20 269 (12.04%) jQuery
21 268 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
22 254 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
23 238 (10.65%) .NET Framework
24 233 (10.43%) Hyper-V
24 233 (10.43%) T-SQL
25 226 (10.12%) Finance
26 221 (9.89%) Cisco
26 221 (9.89%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 334 (14.95%) SharePoint
2 298 (13.34%) MS Exchange
3 142 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 123 (5.51%) IIS
5 107 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 94 (4.21%) SharePoint 2010
7 80 (3.58%) SharePoint 2013
8 79 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 76 (3.40%) BizTalk Server
10 61 (2.73%) Lync
11 41 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
12 39 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
13 34 (1.52%) CMS
14 29 (1.30%) Umbraco
15 24 (1.07%) SAS
15 24 (1.07%) JBoss
16 22 (0.98%) Node.js
17 21 (0.94%) Apache
18 19 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 18 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 867 (38.81%) MS Excel
2 341 (15.26%) MS Office
3 57 (2.55%) MS Project
4 54 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 37 (1.66%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.81%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 8 (0.36%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
8 8 (0.36%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.27%) SPSS
9 6 (0.27%) Simulink
10 5 (0.22%) Stateflow
10 5 (0.22%) TargetLink
10 5 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.18%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.13%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.045%) AutoCAD
13 1 (0.045%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 140 (6.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 67 (3.00%) Dynamics AX
3 24 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
4 16 (0.72%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 11 (0.49%) Agresso
6 8 (0.36%) Line 500
7 5 (0.22%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.13%) Servitor
8 3 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
8 3 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
8 3 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.090%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.090%) Maximo
9 2 (0.090%) Teamcenter
9 2 (0.090%) Google Analytics
10 1 (0.045%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.045%) Magento
10 1 (0.045%) SAP xRPM
10 1 (0.045%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 114 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 113 (5.06%) Office 365
3 27 (1.21%) SaaS
4 9 (0.40%) Heroku
5 8 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.22%) GitHub
6 5 (0.22%) IaaS
6 5 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.090%) Yammer
8 1 (0.045%) PaaS
8 1 (0.045%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 147 (6.58%) LAN
2 132 (5.91%) SAN
3 131 (5.86%) Firewall
4 123 (5.51%) WAN
5 120 (5.37%) TCP/IP
6 116 (5.19%) DNS
7 78 (3.49%) DHCP
8 63 (2.82%) VPN
9 46 (2.06%) Internet
10 41 (1.84%) NAS
11 34 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 27 (1.21%) VoIP
13 22 (0.98%) Unified Communications
14 21 (0.94%) Wireless
15 19 (0.85%) iSCSI
16 18 (0.81%) IP Telephony
16 18 (0.81%) VLAN
17 15 (0.67%) MPLS
18 13 (0.58%) SSH
18 13 (0.58%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 865 (38.72%) SQL Server
2 268 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 188 (8.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 178 (7.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 118 (5.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 116 (5.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 105 (4.70%) Relational Database
8 90 (4.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 58 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
10 52 (2.33%) RDBMS
11 39 (1.75%) Oracle Database
12 35 (1.57%) MS Access
13 34 (1.52%) MySQL
14 33 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
15 19 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (0.85%) MongoDB
16 18 (0.81%) DB2
17 17 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
17 17 (0.76%) Cognos Report Studio
18 16 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 180 (8.06%) Visual Studio
2 74 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 57 (2.55%) NUnit
4 40 (1.79%) Subversion
5 36 (1.61%) MSTest
6 35 (1.57%) Git (software)
7 34 (1.52%) Rhino Mocks
8 32 (1.43%) Moq
9 11 (0.49%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.31%) NetAdvantage
11 7 (0.31%) LLBLGen Pro
11 7 (0.31%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 6 (0.27%) Hudson
13 5 (0.22%) Cucumber
13 5 (0.22%) Rational DOORS
13 5 (0.22%) RequisitePro
14 4 (0.18%) Talend Open Studio
15 3 (0.13%) CruiseControl
General
1 226 (10.12%) Finance
2 70 (3.13%) Advertising
3 59 (2.64%) Marketing
4 56 (2.51%) Retail
5 40 (1.79%) Automotive
6 36 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 33 (1.48%) Manufacturing
8 18 (0.81%) Legal
9 15 (0.67%) Banking
10 14 (0.63%) Front Office
11 12 (0.54%) Back Office
12 11 (0.49%) Law
12 11 (0.49%) Local Government
13 8 (0.36%) Billing
14 7 (0.31%) Games
15 6 (0.27%) Electronics
16 5 (0.22%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 685 (30.66%) Developer
2 410 (18.35%) Analyst
3 239 (10.70%) .NET Developer
4 191 (8.55%) Consultant
5 126 (5.64%) C# Developer
6 125 (5.60%) Architect
7 124 (5.55%) Senior Developer
7 124 (5.55%) Support Engineer
8 116 (5.19%) Administrator
9 115 (5.15%) Software Developer
10 103 (4.61%) Support Analyst
11 96 (4.30%) C# .NET Developer
12 79 (3.54%) 3rd Line Support
13 72 (3.22%) Project Manager
14 68 (3.04%) ASP.NET Developer
15 66 (2.95%) DBA
16 65 (2.91%) SharePoint Developer
17 60 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 59 (2.64%) Junior
19 58 (2.60%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 711 (31.83%) .NET
2 500 (22.38%) ASP.NET
3 384 (17.19%) HTML
4 361 (16.16%) CSS
5 269 (12.04%) jQuery
6 238 (10.65%) .NET Framework
7 173 (7.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 170 (7.61%) Ajax
9 165 (7.39%) WCF
10 163 (7.30%) XML
11 143 (6.40%) HTML5
12 119 (5.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 112 (5.01%) Web Services
14 78 (3.49%) LINQ
15 75 (3.36%) CSS3
16 67 (3.00%) WPF
17 47 (2.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 42 (1.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 42 (1.88%) WinForms
19 40 (1.79%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 146 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.00%) Clustering
3 60 (2.69%) Computer Science
4 59 (2.64%) Management Information System
5 40 (1.79%) User Experience
6 33 (1.48%) Inversion of Control
7 31 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.39%) Statistics
8 30 (1.34%) Open Source
9 26 (1.16%) Visualisation
10 25 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 21 (0.94%) Blackberry
12 18 (0.81%) New Media
13 17 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.67%) Replication
15 14 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
16 13 (0.58%) PMI
16 13 (0.58%) Mathematics
17 12 (0.54%) FlexPod
18 11 (0.49%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 865 (38.72%) Windows
2 254 (11.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 159 (7.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 152 (6.80%) Linux
5 148 (6.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 132 (5.91%) Windows 7
7 67 (3.00%) Windows 8
8 66 (2.95%) UNIX
9 51 (2.28%) Windows XP
10 34 (1.52%) Solaris
11 33 (1.48%) Android
12 22 (0.98%) Windows Vista
13 19 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
14 15 (0.67%) Ubuntu
15 14 (0.63%) CentOS
15 14 (0.63%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (0.40%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (14.23%) ITIL
3 307 (13.74%) MVC
4 194 (8.68%) CRM
5 186 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 152 (6.80%) Project Management
7 143 (6.40%) TDD
8 133 (5.95%) Scrum
9 119 (5.33%) Software Engineering
10 111 (4.97%) Web Development
11 107 (4.79%) OO
12 91 (4.07%) Service Delivery
13 78 (3.49%) E-Commerce
13 78 (3.49%) Migration
13 78 (3.49%) Continuous Integration
14 77 (3.45%) PRINCE2
15 76 (3.40%) Time Management
16 73 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
17 67 (3.00%) Web Application Development
18 63 (2.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 812 (36.35%) SQL
2 640 (28.65%) C#
3 361 (16.16%) JavaScript
4 233 (10.43%) T-SQL
5 174 (7.79%) VB.NET
6 91 (4.07%) Java
7 77 (3.45%) VB
8 61 (2.73%) PHP
9 57 (2.55%) PL/SQL
10 49 (2.19%) VBA
11 40 (1.79%) C++
12 39 (1.75%) VBScript
12 39 (1.75%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.25%) C
14 21 (0.94%) XAML
15 20 (0.90%) Python
16 17 (0.76%) VB6
17 11 (0.49%) Ruby
18 9 (0.40%) X++
19 8 (0.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 344 (15.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 221 (9.89%) Degree
3 149 (6.67%) MCSE
4 108 (4.83%) Security Cleared
5 79 (3.54%) SC Cleared
5 79 (3.54%) Cisco Certification
6 76 (3.40%) MCP
7 75 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 69 (3.09%) MCTS
9 64 (2.86%) MCSA
10 58 (2.60%) MCITP
11 53 (2.37%) CCNA
12 51 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
13 48 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
14 46 (2.06%) VCP4
15 44 (1.97%) MCSD
16 35 (1.57%) CCA
17 31 (1.39%) CCNP
18 29 (1.30%) MCAD
19 21 (0.94%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (5.64%) SLA
2 51 (2.28%) QA
3 23 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 6 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.13%) WAI
7 2 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.090%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.045%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.045%) COBIT
8 1 (0.045%) HIPAA
System Software
1 474 (21.22%) Active Directory
2 301 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 233 (10.43%) Hyper-V
4 127 (5.68%) vSphere
5 70 (3.13%) XenApp
6 54 (2.42%) VMware ESX
7 36 (1.61%) Terminal Services
7 36 (1.61%) XenDesktop
8 25 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 16 (0.72%) vCloud
11 10 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 9 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
12 9 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.27%) XenServer
15 4 (0.18%) RHEV
16 3 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.13%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.045%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (2.15%) SCCM
2 36 (1.61%) SCOM
3 32 (1.43%) Nagios
4 26 (1.16%) NetBackup
5 24 (1.07%) WSUS
6 23 (1.03%) Backup Exec
7 19 (0.85%) SCDPM
8 17 (0.76%) SCVMM
9 11 (0.49%) XenMobile
10 9 (0.40%) SCOrch
10 9 (0.40%) SCSM
10 9 (0.40%) Data Guard
10 9 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (0.40%) MOM
11 8 (0.36%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 6 (0.27%) Windows Intune
14 5 (0.22%) ARCserve
14 5 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 462 (20.68%) VMware
2 273 (12.22%) Citrix
3 221 (9.89%) Cisco
4 142 (6.36%) Oracle
5 115 (5.15%) HP
6 100 (4.48%) NetApp
7 80 (3.58%) EMC
8 78 (3.49%) IBM
9 45 (2.01%) Red Hat
10 43 (1.92%) Symantec
11 42 (1.88%) Adobe
12 41 (1.84%) Cognos
13 40 (1.79%) Dell
14 36 (1.61%) Apple
15 32 (1.43%) Business Objects
16 29 (1.30%) SAP
17 24 (1.07%) Twitter
18 23 (1.03%) Avaya
18 23 (1.03%) Juniper
19 17 (0.76%) Sitecore
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Bell International
Posted: 11 hours ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Experian
Salary: competitive + package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits, Bonus, flexi hours
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + ISEB training + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + upto 20% bonus and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £32000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus, Bens & PDP
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lockheed Martin
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Websense Recruit Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum £32-£35k per annum depending on expe
Posted: 2 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000 - 60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
CPI Selection
Posted: 2 days ago